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UN Refugee Agency Calls on Iran to Halt Deportations of Afghans

UN Refugee Agency Calls on Iran to Halt Deportations of Afghans

Afghans seeking to flee abroad face escalating risks as the domestic situation deteriorates, the United Nations refugee agency said on Wednesday in a plea to neighboring countries, including Iran, to open their borders even to those without documentation. Iran, Pakistan and Tajikistan have deport

Report: Iran May Use its Cyber Tool to Achieve Regional Interests

Report: Iran May Use its Cyber Tool to Achieve Regional Interests

Iran will use its cyber tools much more aggressively to promote regional interests and will continue to target Israel and others in the Middle East, a recent report warned. The report by Mandiant Research Company, entitled "14 Cyber Security Predictions for 2022 and Beyond," said that the Iranian

Guterres: Vienna Talks an ‘Important Step’ for a Middle East Zone Free of Nuclear Weapons

United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres described the convening of the seventh round of Vienna talks between major countries and Iran as an “important step” in efforts to “fully and effectively implement” the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) on the Iranian nuclear program. Gut

Iran Delegation Kicks Off Consultations In Vienna Ahead of Monday’s Official Talks

Iran Delegation Kicks Off Consultations In Vienna Ahead of Monday’s Official Talks

An Iranian delegation headed by Ali Bagheri Kani Deputy Foreign Minister for Political Affairs arrived in the Austrian capital and began preliminary talks 48 hours before the resumption of negotiations between Tehran and major powers to revive the 2015 nuclear agreement. Discussions over the nu

Iran Seeks to Return Oil Output to Pre-Sanction Levels

Iran Seeks to Return Oil Output to Pre-Sanction Levels

Iran wants to pump more oil than it did before the Trump administration tightened sanctions, a top official said ahead of high-level nuclear talks whose outcome would directly impact the country’s energy-market ambitions.

US Navy Rescues Iran Seamen Adrift in Gulf for 8 Days

US Navy Rescues Iran Seamen Adrift in Gulf for 8 Days

The US Navy has rescued two Iranian seamen who had been adrift for eight days on a fishing boat in Gulf waters, a statement said on Sunday. The men were in "good health and spirits" despite their ordeal, the navy said. "A US Navy vessel rescued two Iranian mariners (on Saturday) from a fishing

Ex-Iranian Official: No Political Prisoners Among 1988 Executions

Ex-Iranian Official: No Political Prisoners Among 1988 Executions

A former Iranian prison official accused of handing out death sentences during a 1988 purge of dissidents testified for the first time on Tuesday in a landmark trial in Sweden.

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